Book club to meet at library
MARQUETTE — Once Upon A Crime, the Book Group for Mystery Lovers will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library to discuss “The Neruda Case” by Chilean author Roberto Ampuero.
Neruda, who’s ill with cancer as Chile teeters toward upheaval because of his friend President Allende’s reform platform, seeks out unemployed Cuban Cayetano Brule in Valparaiso and hires him to investigate the whereabouts of a former acquaintance. The aging poet-cum-political activist persuades the young Brule to become his “own private Maigret,” and travel to Mexico City, the last place Neruda saw Dr. Angel Bracamonte.
Nobody must know the identity of whom Brule is looking for or why he is looking for him. The plot twists from Mexico City to East Germany, from lies to truth, from uneasy peace to political coup, from life to death.
“The Neruda Case” continues a year of reading “Mysteries from South of the Equator” each month. New members are welcome. For more information, call 228-9953.
NCLL to offer photography classes
MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a “More Than Beginning Photography” class. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 404A Cohodas Hall on the following Wednesdays: Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 24 and Feb. 28.
Kim Marsh will teach attendees how to operate a digital camera using different photographic techniques and composition. The class will include in-class critiques and hands-on activities.
The cost is $4 for all four sessions for NCLL members and $8 for each session for non-members. Register by Wednesday, Nov. 8, by calling 227-2979. For more information, contact Phyllis James at 225-1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.